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Medgar and Myrlie: Medgar Evers and the Love Story That Awakened America

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In "Medgar and Myrlie: Medgar Evers and the Love Story That Awakened America," MSNBC's Joy-Ann Reid masterfully recasts the poignant narrative of Medgar Evers, a seminal figure in the civil rights movement, and his wife Myrlie Evers, whose joint fight against the entrenched racial injustices of Mississippi epitomizes the struggle for freedom in America. This #1 New York Times Bestseller not only chronicles their love and partnership but also highlights how it propelled their activism. From challenging segregation at the University of Mississippi to facing down threats and violence, including a firebombing at their home, the Evers' story is a testament to resilience and commitment to justice. Following Medgar's assassination in 1963, Myrlie continued to champion civil rights, furthering their legacy. Slated for publication on May 7, 2024, this book is an essential read for those in adult education programs, providing deep insights into the complexities of racial justice and the human stories behind historical movements. Reid's narrative invites readers to reflect on the ongoing urgency of the battle for equality and the personal costs it entails.
Published by Harper Large Print on May 7, 2024
560 pages
ISBN: 9780063419186
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